A Note to Prospective Parents
“What we want today is real learning, learning that will help us see the world anew
and show us that there could be more to our lives than we had thought.”
Mark Edmonson, University of Virginia
Why should you enroll your children at St. John’s Parish Day School? Let me count the reasons. I can tell you that classroom practice in the School is state-of-the-art. And St. John’s graduates demonstrate that they have an edge. This year, every Fifth Grader who applied to McDonogh, Glenelg, and other selective schools was admitted. Our graduates are also gaining the programs they want in Howard, Baltimore, and other county schools. Here are other benefits I guarantee you’ll get at the Parish Day School:
Small class size. Your child will not get lost in the shuffle.
A school where childhood is cherished, honored, and celebrated.
Experienced Teachers who understand that every child is gifted, has talents, and different students have different ways of learning.
Membership in a historic scholastic fellowship (founded 52 years ago) filled with motivated, intellectually curious, and friendly students and caring, accomplished adults.
An intentionally diverse community wherein students are prepared in many different ways for the world the way it is and for the world the way it ought to be.
Great relationships between Parents and Teachers, who work as a team to educate the whole child as individuals with particular personalities, bents, gifts, and needs.
A Faculty where the growth-mindset is fully embraced and recognition of multiple intelligences is put into daily practice.
Daily Chapel wherein God revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ is confidently and intelligently proclaimed by one of the most gifted School Chaplains in the country.
Service learning opportunities and field trips throughout the year. Our students care for all.
Enrichment classes for every student every week: physical education, science projects, introductory music, choir, violin (great for brain formation), studio arts, and Spanish.
A wonderful Parent Corps coming from many different backgrounds; friendly and interesting people who are motivated to give their children the best education available.
Chip Prehn, Headmaster